Annihilation

A Global Military History of World War II
Author(s): 
Zeiler, Thomas
ISBN: 
9780199734733
Date published: 
October 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£35.00

Annihilation argues that World War II evolved into a war of annihilation--a total war--that engulfed militants and civilians alike. The book challenges the "good war" thesis by showing that the "strategy of annihilation" was employed by all sides in the conflict. Moving from the onset of hostilities to the final days of battle, the narrative provides a global perspective that links all theaters of the war.